Mary Lou’s past hostility towards Orange Order Dublin parade shows true feelings on equality

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has said he would be happy to see an Orange Order parade in Dublin if they chose to do so. As one who was intimately involved in the organisation, and ultimate ‘postponement’ of the parade arranged in Dublin for 28 May 2000, may I comment on the latest conversation? The purpose of the proposed parade was

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Accusations of intolerance and double standards within today’s Presbyterian Church are unfounded.

I note with some concern the letter of Ben Weir headlined ”Presbyterian Church becoming intolerant”. (Write Back 4 July) He makes many accusations about the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) but fails to substantiate these with any evidence. He suggests that PCI has ‘double standards’, but were is the evidence for this? Neither does he appear to understand the nature

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Selective reporting on General Assembly

Dear Sir, As a life long reader of the Belfast Telegraph I am deeply concerned with the negative reporting of the work of the Presbyterian Church, in recent years.  This was again most notable in the article: “The Presbyterian Church is finished as it’s completely oblivious to its faults, claims ex-minister”  Roy Simpson was a contemporary of mine at Union

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“The Present Controversy in PCI”

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9  The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church meets next week and will consider reports in the light of the public controversy following last year’s Assembly. They will be asked to reaffirm that the “PCI is a Confessional

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Insensitive Dunbar should stick to acting

I was alarmed to read that the actor Adrian Dunbar has blamed Brexit for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. (News 2 May) Thankfully this ill-judged remark was counteracted by an excellent article by Paul Nolan, (Comment May 2) who reminded us that 160 people have been murdered since the signing of the Belfast Agreement in 1998. These 160 deaths

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